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Search: Posts Made By: mcook
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2018, 15:57
Replies: 203
Views: 32,978
Posted By mcook
GBHL S.S. Mangla

GBHL
S.S. Mangla
Forum: Brocklebank Line 31st March 2017, 17:11
Replies: 64
Views: 12,711
Posted By mcook
Mangla was also my first ship. Joined in Las...

Mangla was also my first ship. Joined in Las Palmas June 17th, 1968. Great ship!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th March 2017, 15:42
Replies: 26
Views: 4,266
Posted By mcook
I did one trip on Mahseer in 1971 as R/O. Capt....

I did one trip on Mahseer in 1971 as R/O. Capt. George Symmonds and C/O Taffy Roberts, the only man I have ever seen drink himself sober!
By no means the best ship I have ever sailed on, but one of...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th February 2017, 18:56
Replies: 33
Views: 6,495
Posted By mcook
The worst I ever saw was when I was on the...

The worst I ever saw was when I was on the Lucigen discharging avgas at the platform in Jedda harbour. There was a ship (don't know the name) discharging camels alongside. They used slings to lift...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th February 2017, 13:56
Replies: 16
Views: 5,825
Posted By mcook
Were you on her in Curacao for the handover?

Were you on her in Curacao for the handover?
Forum: The Radio Room 4th February 2011, 00:33
Replies: 203
Views: 32,978
Posted By mcook
GBHL 'Mangla' in Las Palmas June 1968 (10 days...

GBHL
'Mangla' in Las Palmas June 1968 (10 days shy of my 18th birthday).

A great callsign being so close to the front of Portishead's traffic list.

I have forgotten many a ship's callsign, but...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd February 2008, 13:15
Replies: 113
Views: 8,624
Posted By mcook
Hello all. I have been away fom the site for...

Hello all.

I have been away fom the site for a while so I am catching up.

57 and still at sea, although working on a DP dive support boat
in the Mexican oilfields is a world of difference from...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th February 2008, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By mcook
Nope- no messages at all. malcolm

Nope- no messages at all.

malcolm
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th February 2008, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By mcook
Download problems,

I have a long running problem with downloads.
I have the dreaded Vista op.sys., and I am unable to download form the net any programs or streaming vid. The download starts, but then always stops...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th January 2008, 21:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By mcook
As a matter of fact, I do have a copy, or at...

As a matter of fact, I do have a copy, or at least most of it. I was the R/O on the Mahronda at the time. It was your's truly who wrote the article regarding the sinking of the Phillipine Leader,...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th September 2007, 15:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By mcook
Ah the Mahseer. Indian ocean, movies on #3 hatch...

Ah the Mahseer. Indian ocean, movies on #3 hatch with half a case sitting
next to you. As this half a case was invariably empty by the end of the movie, it was just as well there were plenty of...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 1st July 2007, 23:22
Replies: 35
Views: 7,931
Posted By mcook
Jan 66 to March 68. Also Golden Rule, Sally back...

Jan 66 to March 68. Also Golden Rule, Sally back and front bars, Outgate, Drunken duck to mention a few. Oh, mustn't forget Charlotte Mason's Teacher Training College in Ambleside!

malcolm
Forum: Say Hello 3rd March 2007, 15:26
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By mcook
You have a fine flair for writing; please keep it...

You have a fine flair for writing; please keep it up!

I also sailed on the Britannic with my family in 1952, but I was
only 2 years old and have no recollection of it, although I still...
Forum: Cunard 6th February 2007, 13:05
Replies: 46
Views: 14,263
Posted By mcook
Just dredging thogh my Discharge book. I sailed...

Just dredging thogh my Discharge book. I sailed on the Cunard Champion
Aug-October '74. Capt was A.P.Briggs. Can't say I remembered him with any fondness! I also noted that he was the only one to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th January 2007, 13:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By mcook
When I was working near Warri some years ago we...

When I was working near Warri some years ago we had armed Nigerian Navy and Army guards aboard. The nearest we came to violence was a threatening letter delivered to the ship from a consortium of...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2007, 13:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By mcook
....or possibly giant Americans? But yes, it...

....or possibly giant Americans?

But yes, it looks like a sub. There looks like protective pipe work
around the sail to stop anything snagging.

malcolm
Forum: The Bridge 14th January 2007, 22:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By mcook
They make fibre-optic gyros now with no moving...

They make fibre-optic gyros now with no moving parts at all!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th January 2007, 23:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By mcook
I was at Wray Castle, just a few miles from...

I was at Wray Castle, just a few miles from Coniston, when Campbell was killed. We had only been to see him and Bluebird two days previously, so it came as quite a shock when we heard he was killed....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th October 2006, 17:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,965
Posted By mcook
I was on the Makrana in Savannah during the...

I was on the Makrana in Savannah during the strike. That was my second trip as junior RO.
I posted some time ago a story about our memorable football game against the Greeks. (==D)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 7th June 2006, 12:47
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By mcook
Smile Tony, Search the forums for my 'Sporting...

Tony,

Search the forums for my 'Sporting Prowess' story.
This describes another footballing outing.

cheers,

malcolm
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 3rd June 2006, 13:27
Replies: 26
Views: 4,134
Posted By mcook
When I lived in the UK I visited these ships on...

When I lived in the UK I visited these ships on several occasions with my young children (not that I needed them as an excuse).
I am assuming the 'developers' (spit) are turning the adjacent...
Forum: Tankers 14th May 2006, 01:20
Replies: 41
Views: 10,250
Posted By mcook
Was this on the trip from Tasmania to the Gulf?

Was this on the trip from Tasmania to the Gulf?
Forum: The Bridge 2nd May 2006, 13:49
Replies: 49
Views: 8,416
Posted By mcook
American admiral to British admiral; "What's it...

American admiral to British admiral;
"What's it like being in the second biggest navy in the world"?

British admiral to American admiral;
"What's it like being in the second best"?

malcolm
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th April 2006, 14:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By mcook
Yes, it was John. malcolm

Yes, it was John.

malcolm
Forum: BP Shipping 15th April 2006, 03:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By mcook
Check out the gallery, Rushie. There are some...

Check out the gallery, Rushie. There
are some in there.

malcolm
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